After another convincing victory against Kings XI Punjab, CSK will look to increase their home dominance against KKR which will look to better their record against CSK. Both teams are coming off good & exciting wins while CSK will need to improve a bit on death bowling whereas KKR will look for some complete team performance as they can’t depend on Andre Russell every-time. Also, a good amount of Dew is expected to come-in, otherwise it is expected to be a thrilling contest between the table toppers.
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Pitch- The match will be played at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai. The surface here, usually tends to slow down as the game progresses. So, expect a lot of help for the spinners with some swing for pacers in start. Also, a good amount of dew is expected in this game.
Time: 8:00 PM IST; Date: 9 April 2019
Previous Clash at this Venue- The last match played here was between CSK & KXIP in 2019, which Chennai won by 22 runs.
Head-to-Head- CSK 12 – 8 KKR
CSK have won 12 out of the 20 contests between the two teams in the IPL.
Broadcast- The match will be Broadcasted Live on Star Sports & Hotstar in English, Hindi & Regional Languages along with Select Dugout.
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CSK- The home team after a convincing win against Punjab at home will look to go in with the same side i.e. 3 spinners & 2 pacers. With Faf Du Plessis at top and Rayudu at 4.
Playing XI- Shane Watson, Faf Du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Ms.Dhoni(C/Wk), Kedar Jadhav, Scott Kuggeleijn, Ravindra Jadeja, Imran Tahir, Deepak Chahar, Harbhajan Singh
KKR The visitors are likely to stick with the same XI that they played against Rajasthan in Jaipur unless their is any injury concern but the problem is that they have less than 48 hours turn-around time for their match against CSK.
Playing XI- Sunil Narine, Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik(C/Wk), Shubman Gill, Andre Russell, Piyush Chawla, Prasidh Krishna, Kuldeep Yadav, Harry Gurney